PĀNiA! is so cool. Her chosen anonymity has led to some daring guesswork. PĀNiA! is legendary. She is not a wholesale fiction. She is a real person. She is a mystery. PĀNiA! has a sense of humour and plays games. She intrigues. PĀNiA! achieves critical success and peer recognition without being seen. PĀNiA! is brilliant. She embodies a sentiment urgently applicable to our time – that love and trust go together. PĀNiA! is so cool. PĀNiA! is represented by Mokopōpaki, Auckland.
Image: PĀNiA!, Self Portrait, 2018. Acrylic, tape, wood chip, sand, glue, pāua shell, seaweed, sea sponge on canvas. 24 x 32.5 x 7cm. Courtesy of the artist and Mokopōpaki, Auckland. Photo: Arekahānara.